Queso Blanco-2 ways to the the perfect basic or spicy cheese dip at home

Queso Blanco-2 ways to the the perfect basic or spicy cheese dip at home

2 ways to Make the Perfect basic and spicy Queso Blanco at Home. You will be getting two recipes for the price on nothing. Essentially, all I did was take the basic Queso Blanco or white cheese dip, and spice up the second half. You do not have to use the exact cheeses as I did in this recipe. As long as the cheese will melt you can use that cheese in this recipe. My favorite Mexican melting cheese is queso Chihuahua. No, it is not a cheese made from the milk of a little dog:). It just happens to share the same name because it is from Chihuahua State of Mexico. It is easy to find in most Mexican grocery stores, but I can rarely find it in regular grocery stores in the US. It probably depends on the area of the country you live in.

This Queso Blanco white or spicy cheese dip can be used in a variety of recipes I will be adding to this website. The first of which is hickory smoked pork tamales. It can also be eaten with chips as seen in the video inside the recipe. This is an extremely quick and easy recipe to make for dinner or parties. If you are looking for more heat I will make some suggestions to add a little more heat. I hope you are enjoying this post and the rest of my site. Always feel free to share this page or site.

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Which queso or Cheese should I use?

In general the most common cheese used to make Queso Blanco are Monterey Jack, White Chedder, white American, and Chihuahua cheese. Try them out and see what you like best. As long as you use about the same amount as I did in the Queso Blanco recipes you will be good. The cheese on the right is a shredded Chihuahua cheese.

What is queso Chihuahua?

Queso Chihuahua is a type of Mexican cheese that is named after the state of Chihuahua in northern Mexico. It is a semi-hard cheese that is typically made from cow’s milk. It is similar in texture and flavor to other Mexican cheeses such as Queso Fresco and Oaxaca cheese. It can be used in a variety of dishes, such as quesadillas, enchiladas, and chiles rellenos. It can also be grated and used as a topping for soups and salads. It is a versatile cheese that is widely used in Mexican cuisine.

Ingredient of the Day-Guajillo chili

A Guajillo chili is a type of chili pepper that is commonly used in Mexican cuisine. It is a dried form of the mirasol chili pepper and is known for its moderate to mild heat level, with a Scoville rating of 2,500-5,000. Guajillo chilies are typically used to add a deep red color and a slightly sweet, smoky flavor to dishes. They are often rehydrated and blended into sauces, soups, and marinades. They also can be used to make a type of chili paste called “adobo” which is used in many Mexican dishes. Guajillo chilies are also a staple in mole sauces. They can be found whole, powdered or in paste form in many supermarkets and specialty stores.

queso blanco and spicy queso mexican cheese dip.

Queso Blanco and Spicy Queso

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How to make queso blanco and spicy queso Mexican cheese dip.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Spicy version 5 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican


  • 1 pot non-stick will make clean-up easier


Basic Queso Blanco

  • ½ cup sweet onions finely chopped
  • 1-3 cloves garlic I love garlic
  • 1 whole jalapeno pepper finely chopped add more for heat
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ⅔-¾ cup half and half you could use cream or milk
  • ¼ lb cheese-white american, white cheddar, monterey jack, or chihuahua you can use more than one cheese!

Spicy Queso

  • 1 whole chipotle pepper ground
  • 1 whole quajillo pepper ancho, negro whatever is fine.
  • ½ cup diced tomatoes
  • ¼ cup diced green chiles


Queso blanco

  • saute onions in 1 T of canola oil
    ½ cup sweet onions finely chopped
  • add garlic, cumin and jalapeno and saute for 30 seconds
    1-3 cloves garlic, 1 whole jalapeno pepper finely chopped, 1 tsp cumin
  • add half and half and heat up. Stir so it does not boil over
    ⅔-¾ cup half and half
  • slowly add cheese or cheeses and stir
    ¼ lb cheese-white american, white cheddar, monterey jack, or chihuahua
  • after cheese is melted turn of heat and cover until ready to use

Spicy Queso

  • Do all the steps above but add additional spices, tomatoes, and green chilis at the garlic, cumin and jalapeno stage
    1 whole chipotle pepper ground, 1 whole quajillo pepper, ½ cup diced tomatoes, ¼ cup diced green chiles


Keyword cheese, cheese dip, queso, queso blano, spicy queso


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